Seminar Series: Challenges to Sustainability in Central Illinois

firstpr0 Earth Care, Education Ministry, Local Mission, Ministries

Upcoming Seminar: “Challenges to Sustainability in Central Illinois”, Sundays, April 8, 15 and 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. From the time European immigrants first settled the rich prairies of Central Illinois, the area has offered its inhabitants a livable environment with diverse flora and fauna, highly productive farmland, space for development, and abundant clean water. But the …

“Understanding Stroke”

firstpr0 Congregational Care, Education Ministry, Local Mission, Ministries, Mission & Outreach

Sunday’s Seminar: Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship today for the seminar entitled, “Understanding Stroke”. Erin Eddy, BSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, CCRN-K, will tell us about stroke statistics and the impact on society and the economy. She will explain what a stroke is, who is at risk of a stroke and lifestyle changes you can make to lower …

Christmas Offering 2017

firstpr0 International Mission, Local Mission, Mission & Outreach, National Mission

Support Local Mission: We will be receiving our annual Christmas offering throughout the month of December. This very important offering supports local mission agencies and our Benevolence Fund. See the bulletin board by the coffee kitchen for lists of local partners supported by this offering. Please mark your gifts as “Christmas Offering” and place in the weekly offering, drop off …

Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN

firstpr0 Earth Care, Local Mission, Mission & Outreach

Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN: Sponsored by the Land Conservation Foundation (LCF). Join us Sunday, November 19, 2017. Meet at 8:00 a.m. to carpool at Schnucks, 109 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign. Return by 4:30 p.m. Visit rich remnants and new restoration efforts in the fascinating area featured in the film “Everglades of the North: …

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability Final Seminar

firstpr0 Earth Care, Education Ministry, Local Mission

A full house of 55 attendees today for the final of this powerful seminar series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Extinction and Biodiversity in the Modern Era: Worrisome Trends and Practical Solutions. Jeffrey Brawn: Professor and Department Head, UI Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. The rate at which our planet is losing species is unusually …

C.O.P.E. (Cost of Poverty Experience)

firstpr0 Local Mission, Mission & Outreach

Thursday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Community Building 109 W Main St, Royal. $15 per person. Experience poverty firsthand through a 2.5 hour role-playing event that allows you to face some of the real-life scenarios low-income families have to manage every day. From choosing between paying the power bill or putting food on the table, …

2017 Champaign-Urbana CROP Walk

firstpr0 Fun & Fellowship, Local Mission

Will be held on Sunday, October 8, starting at 2:00 p.m. from Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana. You can help out in a number of ways, by either walking the 10 km (~6 mi) walk (there will be shorter options as well for those who cannot or do not wish to complete the full walk), by sponsoring walkers, or …